Topic: Hemp

Here are some of the weirdest products containing CBD

CBD is the latest wellness trend, and it is making appearances in the most unlikely products. The use of CBD in the health and wellness products has been shown to be helpful in relieving pain and inflammation, as well as functioning as a natural sleep aid. However, in order for CBD to be effective, it needs to be taken either orally or topically in a manner that allows the CBD to actually get absorbed into the body. As reported by Healthline, “The wellness industry is going to do what the wellness industry does best: try to make money. And CBD

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What the year ahead looks like for CBD

To say that 2019 was a boom year for the CBD industry would be a massive understatement, and 2020 is primed to top the record sales and product innovation that have come to characterize this surging market. On Dec. 20, 2018, President Trump signed the Farm Bill into law, which removed hemp from the government’s controlled drug category and spurred farmers across the country to repurpose agricultural land previously used to grow feed and food crops such as corn and alfalfa for hemp varieties with high CBD and low THC (.3% or less) content. Farmers experiencing demand and profit surges

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Family runs deep at Murphy Hemp and Wellness

When it comes to the fast-growing hemp industry, the Murphy-based Doyle family does it all. They farm, press seed, breed hemp strains, buy, sell and trade hemp seeds and crops, develop products, facilitate online sales — and sell CBD products from their three Murphy Hemp and Wellness stores in Josephine County. The family is also deeply committed to educating both producers and consumers about hemp cultivation and the myriad uses for CBD products. For the Doyles, hemp is a passion that’s personal. “We’ve seen a lot of our family members transformed by CBD hemp healing properties,” said 21-year-old Luke Doyle,

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Looking back at 5 years of legalization

Oregon’s road to marijuana legalization five years ago was anything but straight. Early attempts to sell medical marijuana ran afoul of local laws, and retailers struggled to gain a foothold in Medford and other cities that took a dim view of legalization. But there were pioneers who helped blaze a path to what has become Southern Oregon’s biggest agricultural crop, and an industry that now plays a significant role in the local economy. Brie Malarkey was the first to open a “legal” medical marijuana store in Jackson County, Breeze Botanicals, on June 14, 2014, in Gold Hill, and then it

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What do docs say about CBD pet remedies?

Some dogs freak out each July 4 when the fireworks get started. Or maybe it’s the first thunderclap signaling a summer storm that prompts sensitive dogs to start whining, panting or pacing — seeking an escape from the scary sounds. To sooth these frayed nerves millions of pet owners now turn to CBD. With nationwide legalization, the hemp market has exploded, leading to many varieties of CBD pet products: from tinctures and salves to doggie biscuits. While derived from cannabis, hemp lacks the higher levels of THC found in marijuana, so it won’t get your pet high — but countless

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‘Keeping it lean, keeping it humble’

When I arrived at Lane Creek Hemp Co. off Old Stage Road in Central Point, the first thing I ran into was managing partner Lara Richardson butchering a pig that was raised on the farm. Lara’s meat saw followed along with a woman providing instructions on YouTube. I immediately thought, “Wow; these folks are real do-it-yourselvers!” By the time I left the farm, however, I was dialed in to the fact that the operations at Lane Creek Hemp Co. are really a family, team and community effort. After leaving Lara to the pig, I spent the next hour touring the

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Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University works for the future of cannabis

“Why global?” That’s one of the first questions Jay Noller, director of the Global Hemp Innovation Center at Oregon State University, is asked. The answer is rooted in both fact and vision. First, it is global because it represents research that is taking place across four countries in North America, Asia and Europe. The Hemp Innovation Center is the epicenter of some of the world’s leading pioneers in the science of hemp. Second, and maybe more importantly, it is a nod to the future of hemp and its potential to solve a host of global challenges — in health care,

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A haunted hemp harvest

Hemp’s ascendancy as Southern Oregon’s top crop came crashing down for some this season with at least four suicides, acres wiped out by mold and other catastrophes that turned fields of dreams into nightmares. “I think it’s a wakeup call, and that nothing is easy,” said Michael Monarch, a local pioneer in the industry who is owner and founder of Oregon Best Hemp LLC and co-owner of Epic Family Farms. Monarch said he’s familiar with one Applegate grower who committed suicide after mold destroyed his 20-acre crop. The grower baled up the wet hemp in plastic bags but didn’t compress

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In pursuit of big profits, hemp growers blaze a perilous new path in Northwest agriculture

SAUVIE ISLAND, Ore. — On a foggy November day, farm workers take clippers to a field of bushy green plants, snipping tops full of flower buds dotted with flecks of sticky resin. By the end of the day, the cuttings dry inside a southeast Portland warehouse, hanging from tall plastic trellises like aromatic curtains. This harvest from a 22-acre patch of land looks, feels and smells like marijuana. But this is hemp cultivated to produce CBD, increasingly popular in pills, tinctures, oils, rubs and foods. Though lacking an intoxicating punch, CBD also is in high demand as a smokable flower

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It won’t be easy seeing green from hemp harvest

Ajit Singh strode across his 16-acre hemp field toward a broken-down harvester. He’d been hoping all day that the mechanic now crouched beside the machine could get it back up and running. It was late October and Singh still had thousands of stinky green and purple cannabis plants across 425 acres to pick, dry and sell before winter. Like many hemp growers in Jackson County, he was harvesting slowly, facing a mold problem and unhappy with prices offered by potential buyers. “We want a better price,” said Singh, a soil scientist and former garden store owner — and, he said,

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Murphy Hemp and Wellness in Grants Pass is serving up an alternative form of medicine. Here they break down some variants in CBD – isolates, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum (also know as whole plant extract).